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Michigan: 16-year-old Muslim accused of killing mother trying to ‘Americanize’ sisters to ‘please’ Muslim father

The father wasn’t happy that his children were becoming “Americanized.”

“‘He always returned home but was more like his father, a traditional Muslim,’ Markowitz said. ‘The girls were happy to go shopping with their mother, have electrolysis. But he was very much like his father, didn’t believe in living the American culture. His father even had him working for him against her in the home, taking photographs of things, like items his mother had bought. Like a spy.’”

Nada Huranieh, murdered mother.

“‘Americanized’ kids riled dad; matricide suspected,” by Mike Martindale, Detroit News, September 14, 2017 (thanks to Blazing Cat Fur):

Farmington Hills — Nada Huranieh’s death was initially seen as an accidental fall, but investigators soon determined the 35-year-old fitness trainer had been murdered — and that her 16-year-old son was the alleged culprit.

Authorities remain tight-lipped about their investigation into Huranieh’s death, but court records shed some light on her family’s sometimes troubled existence behind the walls of their mansion off a quiet dirt road in southern Oakland County.

Huranieh, 35, died Aug. 21 from injuries suffered in a fall from a second-floor window of the seven-bedroom home on Howard Road in Farmington Hills. Authorities said she was found on her patio by her 14-year-old daughter, who called police to report Huranieh was not breathing.

The death was ruled a homicide following an autopsy, and her son, Muhammad Altantawi, is charged as an adult with second-degree murder. He is being held in Oakland County Children’s Village without bond.

During a pre-exam conference Friday, Judge Marla Parker of 47th District Court scheduled a preliminary hearing for Nov. 17, when she will decide whether Altantawi will be tried in his mother’s death.

The teenager, from all accounts, is a good student without any prior legal trouble. If found guilty of killing his mother, he could be sentenced to life in prison.

“My client has expressed his innocence and said he had nothing to do with his mother’s death and is looking forward to being cleared in the legal process,” said the teen’s attorney, David J. Kramer, who declined further comment.

But court records and people familiar with the family reveal stress inside the home that predated the death, with Muhammad Altantawi being placed “in the middle” of adult issues, including allegations of domestic violence, a parental split and Medicaid fraud charges against his father, a Canton-based physician.

Huranieh and Bassel Altantawi, who wed in Syria in 1999 and had three children, were in the midst of a divorce; both were scheduled to give depositions the week she died.

Bassel Altantawi, estranged father of Muhammad.

Huranieh had filed for divorce in March 2016. According to court records, the teen’s father, Bassel Altantawi, now 46, violated orders for supervised visitation and allegedly met several times with his son at a strip mall near the home more than a year ago.

The father also expressed concerns that his children were being “Americanized” by his wife in contrast to their Syrian and Islamic roots, court records indicate.

One of Huranieh’s ex-attorneys, Carolyn Markowitz, said the son expressed anger toward his mother and frequently slipped away to meet his father, who was ordered out of their Farmington Hills home following an incident in which he was accused of throwing his wife down a flight of stairs on Valentine’s Day in 2016.

Altantawi eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of spousal abuse. He was placed on a tether and given conditions that included having no contact with his estranged wife for two years and having only supervised visitation with their children, who were ordered to have counseling.

Muhammad Altantawi and his two sisters, age 14 and 12, were in the sole legal custody of their mother at the time of her death, though the boy’s address is listed as being on Ford Road in Canton, according to his district court criminal file. The address is his father’s urgent care clinic.

Part of the divorce filing in Oakland County Circuit Court is confidential.

Bassel Altantawi could not be reached for comment. His divorce attorney, Timothy McGlinchey, said in a circuit court filing last year that his client “denies violently throwing anyone down stairs.”

In a phone interview, McGlinchey said Bassel Altantawi has been rocked by the events of the past year and a half.

“My client is devastated at what has gone on with his family: the divorce; then the death of the mother of his children; and then his son being charged with the death,” the attorney said.

Bassel Altantawi described the altercation with his wife as “an isolated and very unfortunate incident that he has taken responsibility for and it will not be repeated,” McGlinchey wrote in the 2016 divorce filing.

The estranged couple’s older daughter phoned police to report the Valentine’s Day incident, according to Markowitz, Huranieh’s former attorney.

“Her injuries were serious, she could have died,” she said.

It was unclear if the son was at home during the altercation, but Markowitz said in the following months, it became clear that Muhammad was growing apart from his mother. Several times, he ran away to see his father.

“He always returned home but was more like his father, a traditional Muslim,” Markowitz said. “The girls were happy to go shopping with their mother, have electrolysis. But he was very much like his father, didn’t believe in living the American culture. His father even had him working for him against her in the home, taking photographs of things, like items his mother had bought. Like a spy.

“There were third parties, a religious mentor, who was also trying to influence him or relay his father’s wishes, which was also improper,” she said….

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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau Objects to Calling Honor Killings Barbaric

Meagan Fitzpatrick from CBC News in a column titled “Trudeau retracts ‘barbaric’ remarks” reported:

Liberal MP Justin Trudeau offered an apology and retraction Tuesday over comments he made about the description of honour killings as “barbaric” in a new citizenship guide.

The apology came shortly after the Montreal MP spent most of his morning trying to defend and explain his comments on the social media website Twitter.

“Perhaps I got tangled in semantic weeds in my comments, particularly in view of the Conservatives’ cynicism on these issues,” Trudeau said in a statement. “I want to make it clear that I think the acts described are heinous, barbaric acts that are totally unacceptable in our society.”

The controversy around Trudeau started brewing on Monday when the MP, who is immigration critic for his party, was asked for reaction to the government’s new citizenship guide released earlier in the day. The publication is used as the study guide for Canada’s citizenship test.

The updated Discover Canada booklet includes a line that says, “Canada’s openness and generosity do not extend to barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal abuse, ‘honour killings,’ female genital mutilation, forced marriage or other gender-based violence.”

The term “barbaric” has been in the guide since 2009, but “forced marriage” was added to the line in this new version.

Trudeau took the government to task, however, for using the term “barbaric” and said an official government publication should make an “attempt at responsible neutrality.” He said the acts are “absolutely unacceptable” and that’s not a matter of debate, but the language chosen by the government to describe them is objectionable, the MP said.

Statement by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying he thinks the government shouldn’t call honour killings barbaric.

The Phenomenon of Honor Killings Rooted In Culture of Islam

Dateline North America, 2017: Cultural baggage comes in many forms, especially when a culture isn’t intellectually justified.

For the past five years, there has been at least one reported case of so-called “honor killing” each year in a different U.S. city, which means that there are many more.

The ruling Left, which has been trained to handle all major verbal forms of communication in America and Canada, reports very selectively on the criminal habits of people from the Third World for a variety of reasons all of which point at the root of an old anti-Western ideology whose origin festered in the bowels of prewar Germany and the Victorian Era England: liberal activism. Ever since the poison of the old European Liberalism (in the form of the Frankfurt School and the New School For Social Research) was imported and then domesticated by a naive and intellectually underdeveloped America of the 1940’s and 1950’s, the privileged classes have become untouchable. The old privileged class was that of the factory worker. The new privileged classes are the elites on welfare, the Third World immigrants and various other artificially generated minorities conjured up in the liberal academic circles for the purposes of destroying the vital sense of national unity in the West. For this reason, crimes committed in the name of a Third World culture of Islam (which comes in several flavors) are toned down and under-reported in the mainstream Western Media.

One type of Muslim immigrant crime imported from the Islamic culture of the Middle East is known as “honor killings”. Whether it is a Pushtun daughter dragged by hair from her bedroom out into the provincial village square so she could be slaughtered like sheep by her father in front of the whole community (where the water fountain would run red with a daughter’s blood) because she was reported to him by his new son-in-law as “not a virgin” or whether it is an Iranian wife who grew too old for her bored husband lusting after a new young bride (for whom an excuse for a religiously sanctioned murder of his wife by stoning in public was invented by the husband on false charges of adultery) – ”honor killings” – remain an endemic phenomenon in the lives of the rural, semi-rural and even some urban communities of Muslims worldwide. Let us not forget that in the Hadith (Sunnah) – the oral transmission of sayings of the Prophet of Islam – there is a description of an honor killing that the Holy Prophet of Islam authorized (Al-Bukhari Volume 7: Book 63: Hadith 195).

It is especially relevant for a genuine Westerner to understand how this evil phenomenon known as ”honor killings” is designed to impress with an impersonal nature of the Islamic community (‘ummah’) so that no individual would or could raise himself or herself above the requirements of an Islamic way of life. In 2008, teen sisters in Texas had allegedly been shot dead by their father because they had boyfriends. In Georgia, Sandeela Kanwal was strangled by her father because she wanted to leave an arranged marriage. The pizza-shop-owner father, Chaudry Rashid, told the police, “She [my daughter] wasn’t being true to her religion or to her husband.” She was 25 years old when killed by her Muslim dad. A year later, twenty-year old Noor Almaleki was run over by her father in Arizona for falling in love with some Muslim fellow of her choice.

In New York, Aasiya Hassan was beheaded by her husband for allegedly seeking a divorce. She was 37. And in 2014, Amina Ajmal testified in a New York courtroom against her father for killing her boyfriend’s relatives in Pakistan as a revenge for dating her. The cases involving girls from Pakistan are a chilling reminder in the 2014 New York Times front page photograph of a girl brutally beaten outside a courtroom in Lahore for marrying a man of her choice. On May 30, 2017 a Turkish Court acquitted two Kurdish brothers on the charges of plotting to kill their sister Hatun Surucu (who was 23). Their third brother rots in a German jail for shooting to death his sister on the street.

The template of behavior is identical in all cases: the victim is accused and then condemned by a male family member for adopting an “American” lifestyle—sporting sleeveless or wearing jeans, befriending boys, and choosing to be free from family traditions. All Muslim men view their honor through their women. While they live on Western soil, they are loath to accept American customs and values. They see it as a threat to their culture and creed. The individual must bow and resign before the impersonal totality of the clan unity – that is the way of the Middle East, and the way of Islam, too.

In the article below a sober Canadian French viewpoint on the threat of this form of cultural baggage brought by the Islamic immigration into the West is expressed, and backed by some solid statistics from social research. It would appear that even some Media in socialist Canada have a better grasp on this problem than the Mainstream Media in America do.

91% OF HONOR CRIMES IN THE WORLD ARE COMMITTED BY MUSLIMS (STUDY)

POSTE DE VEILLE, 9/2/2012

There were 2,823 victims of “violence based on honor” in Britain last year, according to (limited) police statistics for 2011 obtained by a women’s rights organization for Iranian and Kurdish communities obtained through a request for access to information: a dozen murders occur each year.

Apologists want honor killings to be treated as domestic violence to avoid embarrassing questions about the values ​​of others, but in fact they are very different crimes. Domestic violence involves a person (usually a man) who beats or kills another person. Honor crimes and honor-based violence are a family matter.

These crimes are underreported, but every year there are several thousands around the world. Here are some striking statistics and conclusions from an in-depth academic study of 172 honor crimes, based on information published in English-language media around the world.

It is more a cultural than a religious phenomenon, stemming from the tribal bad habits of South Asia and the Middle East, and if the Hindus, the Sikhs, and rarely Christians do it, the brutal truth is that honor crimes are mainly committed by Muslims against Muslim victims (91% in the world, 84% in North America, 96% in Europe) .

Worldwide, two thirds of the victims (93% women) were killed by their families of origin: 49% in North America, 66% in Europe and 72% in Muslim countries. More than half of the victims experienced an atrocious death, having been burned alive, stoned, decapitated, stabbed repeatedly, or after gang rape.

In 58% of the cases, it was because they were “too westernized” , which included: lack of subordination, rejection of Islamic dress, wanting to make a career, attending non-Muslims or having a non-Muslim boyfriend, an arranged marriage or leaving a violent husband. This criterion covers 91% of murders in North America, 71% in Europe and 43% in the Muslim world. In the other cases, the killings were committed for different sexual conduct (for example, having been raped or accused of adultery).

A recent poll by the BBC’s Asian network of 500 Hindus, Sikhs, Christians and Muslims revealed an alarming fact: 1 in 10 would endorse the murder of anyone who taints the honor of his family . The statement of Mohammad Shafia that “even if they drag me to the gallows, nothing is more precious to me than my honor,” has deep cultural roots.

We are deluding ourselves if we think there is no violence in the name of honor in our immigrant communities. We should clearly express our disapproval, warn those who are likely to commit these crimes, and support their potential victims .

European countries should follow the example of Canada, where, since 2009, the study guide given to new immigrants to prepare them for the citizenship test, reads: “Canada’s openness and generosity exclude Barbaric cultural practices that tolerate spousal violence, honor killings, female genital mutilation, forced marriages or other acts of gender-based violence. Those guilty of such crimes are severely punished by Canadian laws. ”

The judge did not mince words when he sentenced each of the three members of the Shafia family to a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison: “It is difficult to conceive of a crime more vile and hateful. The apparent reason for these shameful cold-blooded murders is that these four totally innocent victims had outraged your completely twisted concept of honor, which has absolutely no place in a civilized society. 

It’s as simple as that. Forget cultural sensitivities. There is no excuse for domestic terrorism.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report. The featured image is of the stoning of a Muslim woman is about to begin in Iran, as depicted in the film The Stoning of Soraya M.

Muslim joins Taliban after honor killing his teen daughter

What a pious and devout man – a shining example for the ummah.

A recent survey showed that 91 percent of honor killings worldwide are committed by Muslims, and 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims. This is no surprise. A manual of Islamic law approved by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, stipulates that “retaliation is obligatory…against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child. Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings.

AFFI honor killing awareness bus and taxi ads which were removed because the ads offended Muslims. Why? do they support honor violence and killing?

FATHER JOINS TALIBAN AFTER KILLING HIS TEEN DAUGHTER FOR ELOPING IN BADGHIS

By Khaama Press – Sun Jul 02 2017:

A MAN IN NORTHWESTERN BAGHIS PROVINCE OF AFGHANISTAN HAS KILLED HIS FOURTEEN YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IN THE LATEST CASE OF HONOR KILLING AFTER SHE ALLEGEDLY ELOPED WITH HER FRIEND.

According to the local government officials, the incident took place in the outskirts of the provincial capital of Badghis and the perpetrator has reportedly joined the Taliban ranks after the murder.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Zahir Bahand confirmed the incident and said the teenage girl was shot dead by her father in Qala-e-Naw area after she allegedly eloped with her friend.

Bahand further added that the victim’s friend who was believed to be eighteen years old was also shot dead by the man.

He said the man managed to flee the area after the brutal killing and has joined the Taliban ranks.

This comes incidents involving violence against women including rape of young children by armed individuals are on the rise in the remote parts of the country amid rampant violence against the women.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission officials said last year that they have recorded around 3,000 cases of violence against women and young girls.

The officials further added that the cases belonged to the year 1395 and mainly involved rape cases, forced marriage, and other forms of domestic violence.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.

Muslim tribal council orders honor killing of 13-year-old girl

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In this case the victim was the murderer’s sister, a victim to the culture of violence and intimidation that such laws help create.

The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

“Relatives kill teenage girl for ‘honour’ on tribal jirga’s orders in Khyber Agency,” by Abdullah Malik, Dawn, June 30, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

A teenage girl was reportedly murdered by her relatives allegedly on the orders of a tribal jirga in Khyber Agency on Friday, in what the local political administration said was a case of ‘honour’ killing.

The jirga had issued the orders to kill 13-year-old Naghma after it emerged that she had allegedly attempted to run away with two young men, an official said.

After she allegedly ran away with them, the boys abandoned Naghma during the journey “out of fear”. She was later taken into custody by the security forces and released on bail upon assurance by the girl’s relatives that they would not kill her, Assistant Political Agent Niaz Mohammad told local reporters.

However, despite their assurances, Naghma’s relatives shot her dead three days later inside a house in Landi Kotal tehsil and silently buried her body in a local graveyard….

Meanwhile, a journalist belonging to Khyber Agency claimed that the two boys who allegedly ran away with the girl are in the custody of the same jirga. He claimed that the boys’ relatives will make every effort to secure their freedom, but it is possible that they too will be killed on the jirga’s orders….

Hundreds of women are murdered every year in Pakistan, often by their own relatives, for going against their families’ wishes in matters of love and marriage.

The perpetrators of so-called honour killings often walk free because they can seek forgiveness for the crime from another family member.

The Aurat Foundation’s annual report of 2016 showed 7,852 cases of violence against women.

According to Saima Munir, who works for the Aurat Foundation, there has been a 70 per cent increase in honour killings in the past year.

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Muslim Migrant Honor Killing in Cleveland, Ohio

No comment from pro-terror, pro-sharia hatemonger, Linda Sarsour. No feminist marches. No tweets from Susan Sarandon and the rest of the vicious bleating sheep of the left.

Fahad Saeed and Rosa Al-Dhannoon came to the U.S. about three years ago as refugees from Iraq,

Fahad Saeed was arrested for murdering his ex-wife. Another Muslim was also arrested in the case. Court records show Amar Sami, 22, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice for lying to investigators who were looking into her disappearance. Islamic honor code of violence. Sources tell FOX 8 News, surveillance video shows Sami and Saeed purchasing shovels after Rosa Al Dhannoon’s disappearance.

Fahad Mohammed Saeed, 27, of Cleveland, also was charged in the indictment with kidnapping, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, stalking and abuse of a corpse in connection with the death of 25-year-old Roaa Al-Dhannoon. She was last seen Oct. 16 at her Lakewood, Ohio, apartment and was reported missing by friends three days later.
Abuse of a corpse? Was she beheaded?

Saeed was already in Cuyahoga County Jail after a Lakewood Municipal Court judge sentenced him to 180 days in jail in January for violating a protection order given to Al-Dhannoon. The couple divorced in September, and Al-Dhannoon was granted sole custody of their young son, Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Blaise Thomas said.
Police found her body in Big Creek Reserve in Brooklyn where they unearthed a container of human remains. They do not describe the condition of the body.

A recent survey shows Muslim men by and large approve of honor killing wives.

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. 84 percent of honor killings in the United States were done by Muslims. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar University, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that ‘retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.’ However, ‘not subject to retaliation’ is ‘a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.’ (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law.” In other words, Islamic law sets no penalty for a parent who kills his child. Also, the legal codes of Jordan, Syria, and other Muslim countries have substantially reduced penalties for honor murders as compared to other murders, and Islamic clerics have resisted efforts to stiffen penalties for honor killings.

LAKEWOOD WOMAN’S EX-HUSBAND INDICTED IN CONNECTION TO HER DEATH

By Kaylee Remington, Cleveland.com, May 18, 2017:

LAKEWOOD, Ohio – Roaa Al-Dhannoon’s ex-husband, Fahad Mohammed Saeed, has been indicted in connection to her death.

Saeed, 26, is charged with aggravated murder, murder, kidnapping, felonious assault, aggravated burglary, burglary, violating a protection order, gross abuse of a corpse, theft, telecommunication fraud and tampering with evidence and possessing criminal tools, authorities said during a press conference Thursday morning at the Lakewood Police Department.

He is scheduled for his arraignment at 8:30 a.m. June 2, court records show.

Saeed could face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said.

The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Officers and Lakewood police announced Wednesday that remains found in a container Monday near a Brooklyn ravine belong to Al-Dhannoon.

Investigators would not discuss the details about how she died or how her body got there at Thursday’s press conference. Investigators identified her using her fingerprints.

Al-Dhannoon, 25, of Lakewood, was last seen Oct. 16, 2016 at her Edgewater Drive apartment in Lakewood. A family member reported her missing Oct. 19.

Al-Dhannoon was found near the ravine behind an apartment building on Memphis Avenue near Tiedeman Road. The cause of her death is still being determined.

Family and friends were concerned for her well-being because she had never been away from her son. He is 4 years old now, authorities said at the press conference.

Investigators with Lakewood police, the FBI and Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley’s office believe Al-Dhannoon was kidnapped and possibly killed, assistant Cuyahoga County prosecutor Blaise Thomas said earlier this month.

Saeed, was sentenced for violating a restraining order before she disappeared. He is accused of contacting her and their son.

He pleaded guilty in Lakewood Municipal, according to court records. He is currently serving a six-month sentence.

Another man, Ammar Sami, 21, pleaded no contest to obstruction of justice in her disappearance and was found guilty. He is scheduled to be sentenced at 11 a.m. May 25, court records show.

Authorities say he provided false information to the Lakewood Police Department and the Cleveland Division of the FBI.

Lakewood police, the Cleveland FBI and the Medical Examiner’s Officer concentrated on the ravine located along a stretch of Big Creel south of Memphis Avenue and east of Tiedeman Road.

Authorities came across the container with the biological remains. The FBI’s Evidence Response Team sifted through dirt near the Big Creek behind Parkview Estate Apartments.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in The Geller Report.

Lawyer: Trump Executive Order on Immigration violates First Amendment because honor killings are Islamic

Katyal is right. Honor killings are Islamic. But he is, to my knowledge, the first Western Leftist ever to admit that fact.

Muslims commit 91 percent of honor killings worldwide. A manual of Islamic law certified as a reliable guide to Sunni orthodoxy by Al-Azhar, the most respected authority in Sunni Islam, says that “retaliation is obligatory against anyone who kills a human being purely intentionally and without right.” However, “not subject to retaliation” is “a father or mother (or their fathers or mothers) for killing their offspring, or offspring’s offspring.” (‘Umdat al-Salik o1.1-2). In other words, someone who kills his child incurs no legal penalty under Islamic law. In this case the victim was the murderer’s sister, a victim to the culture of violence and intimidation that such laws help create.

The Palestinian Authority gives pardons or suspended sentences for honor murders. Iraqi women have asked for tougher sentences for Islamic honor murderers, who get off lightly now. Syria in 2009 scrapped a law limiting the length of sentences for honor killings, but “the new law says a man can still benefit from extenuating circumstances in crimes of passion or honour ‘provided he serves a prison term of no less than two years in the case of killing.’” And in 2003 the Jordanian Parliament voted down on Islamic grounds a provision designed to stiffen penalties for honor killings. Al-Jazeera reported that “Islamists and conservatives said the laws violated religious traditions and would destroy families and values.”

Until the encouragement Islamic law gives to honor killing is acknowledged and confronted, more women will suffer.

But Katyal is here arguing that honor killings cannot be opposed or restricted because to do so would restrict Muslims’ religious freedom. He apparently understands the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom as a license to break other laws, including prohibitions on murder. This is a vital point that must be clarified: either the principle of religious freedom overrules everything, and even allows for murder, or it stops where other laws begin. This question is going to have to be answered sooner or later.

“Hawaii Lawyer: Trump Exec Order Violates 1st Amendment Because Honor Killings Are Islamic,” by Raheem Kassam, Breitbart, May 15, 2017:

The lawyer representing the State of Hawaii in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today has stated the collection of data with regards honor killings should be removed from President Trump’s Executive Order in order to “pass constitutional muster”.

In his arguments, Neal Katyal stated today that the collection of such data as outlined by the Executive Order 13780 contravenes the Establishment Clause, in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…”.

In doing so, Katyal appears to be making the case that honor killings — murder committed in the name of restoring a family’s dignity following discouraged behaviour within fundamentalist homes — is in itself Islamic.

It is an argument often made by anti-Islam campaigners, but to hear such arguments made by the political left might surprise some, especially when honor killings are also found — though to a lesser extent — in other religious groups like the Sikh community.

“What does [the President] have to do to issue an executive order that, in your view, might pass constitutional muster?” asked Judge Paez of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, this afternoon.

Katyal responded at length, stating: “I think there’s two paths that the President could take in order to pass constitutional muster.

“One is the way that our founders thought, Article 1 Section 8 which, as Congress in the driver’s seat with respect to immigration, passes a statute. as Justice Alito said, when Congress passes a statute it’s much less likely to discriminate. It is 535 people versus one, which is why his Mandel point is so problematic. That’s number one.

“Second thing the president could do, or the kinds of things or some of the kinds, removing some of things that the district court found led an objective observer to say that this this discriminates.

“One example would be, what Judge Hawkins said, disavowing formally all the stuff said before. But that’s not it. He could do a lot of things. For example, I’m going to throw out some examples. I‘m not trying to micro manage the President. He could say, like President Bush did, right after September 11th, the face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. that’s not what Islam is about. Islam is peace. Instead, we get, quote, Islam hates us. I think Islam hates us.

“I think he could point to changed circumstances from December 2015, when Congress debated the exact same evidence that the President relies on in his executive order and say, you know, we actually need more than just denying people entry without a visa, which is what Congress required. You need to do more than that.

“It could eliminate the text, which refers to honor killings. There’s a bunch of different things that could be done. And our fundamental point to you is that presidents don’t run into Establishment Clause problems and the reason for that is this is a very limited, you know, in a really unusual case in which you have these public statements by the President. if you affirm the district court there’s not a thing that any president has done in our lifetime that would be unconstitutional”.

For Katyal to advance such an argument may also be detrimental to the public understanding of honor killings in the United States….

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She dishonored her family – of course they had to beat and shoot her, right? The Islamic honor code – respect it, islamophobes!

TEENAGE GIRL FIGHTS FOR LIFE AFTER HER FATHER AND BROTHER SHOT HER IN THE FACE IN ATTEMPTED HONOUR KILLING BECAUSE SHE LOVED A MAN IN HER VILLAGE

  • Ruby, 18, had been in a secret relationship with Ibrahim, 24, for last three years
  • Sister overheard her talking to him on the phone and told her brother and father
  • Ruby’s brother, Iftikhar, 32, and father, Sameraj, 52, confronted her
  • They beat her before shooting her twice – once in her face and once in her chest

By Charnamrit Sachdeva In India For Mailonline, 12 May 2017:

A TEENAGE GIRL IS FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE AFTER HER FATHER AND BROTHER SHOT HER IN THE FACE AND CHEST IN AN ATTEMPTED HONOUR KILLING BECAUSE SHE LOVED A MAN IN HER VILLAGE.

Ruby, 18, from a small village in Sambhal, in Uttar Pradesh, northern India, had been in a secret relationship with Ibrahim, 24, for the last three years.

But yesterday her younger sister overheard her talking to him on the phone and told her brother and father.

Within minutes of finding out, Ruby’s brother, Iftikhar, 32, and father, Sameraj, 52, confronted her.

They brutally beat her before shooting her twice – once in her face and once in her chest.

Video footage showed Ruby being taken to hospital covered in blood with a bandage on her face

Ruby was attacked after her younger sister overheard her talking to the older man on the phone

Neighbours heard loud screams and called the police who rushed to the scene.

They arrived at approximately 4am this morning to find Ruby lying on the floor outside her home, bleeding to death as members of the family did nothing.

Police rushed her to a local government run hospital where her condition was reported as critical.

Due to a lack of facilities she was referred to a private hospital in Moradabad, around 40 kms away, early this morning.

Video footage showed Ruby being taken to hospital covered in blood with a bandage on her face.

Her brother and father were arrested at the scene.

Officer Brahmapal Singh Baliyan, from Asmoli Police Station, said: ‘It’s an honour killing case. The girl told us at the hospital that she was shot by her brother and father after they came to know about her relationship.

‘She also said that her mother was involved as she opposed a marriage between the girl and her boyfriend.

‘She is currently in a critical condition and is being treated at a private hospital with police protection.’

Dr Jitender Singh, Emergency Medical Officer at the District Hospital, said: ‘She arrived in a semi conscious state and was bleeding heavily. Her blood pressure was really low and she was barely able to speak.

‘She had one bullet in the left side of her face, around 3 cm away from ear, and one bullet on the right side of her chest. As we do not have proper surgeons or an ICU ward here, she was referred to a private hospital in Moradabad. She needs immediate treatment as she could die due to heavy bleeding.’

Both father and son are currently in police custody and have been arrested under Section 307 (Attempt to murder) of Indian Penal Code.

Police confirmed other members of the family will be interviewed once Ruby is in a stable state to give an official statement.

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 EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Geller Report.

Survey: Majority of Muslim men approve of honor killing, wife-beating, marital rape

Honor killing, wife-beating, marital rape, polygamy — all justified in Islamic texts and teachings, and all approved of by large numbers of the Muslims surveyed here. What is surprising is that these percentages are so low, given the approval in Islamic texts for all these practices. Apparently many Egyptian and Moroccan men know to tell pollsters what they want to hear.

Woman wearing niqab in Great Britain.

Woman wearing niqab in Great Britain.

“Survey finds deeply regressive views of women among large majorities of Muslim men,” National Secular Society, May 3, 2017:

A large-scale survey of views in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine has reported extensive anti-women views and widespread tolerance of domestic violence.

The three countries and Palestine were selected to be broadly representative and “to reflect the diversity of the region”….

The report, produced by International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) found that “The majority of Egyptian men consider it their duty to protect the honour of women and girls in their family, and nearly three-fifths agree with honour killing in some circumstances. More than 90 per cent of men saw male honour as directly contingent on their female relatives’ dress and behaviour”.

Just 45% of Egyptian men believed there should be laws “criminalizing domestic violence, including marital rape.” And only 70% of Egyptian women agreed with this statement.

43% of Egyptian Muslim men said they would approve of their son having multiple wives, though just 9.5% said they would approve of their daughter marrying a man who already had other wives.

Only 6.6% of unmarried men said they “have no problem with marrying someone of a different religion”, and a tiny 2.3% of unmarried Egyptian women said the same.

Just 39% of Egyptian men approved of women serving as leaders of political parties, though 93% said they should be able to vote.

60% of Moroccan men said “if a woman is raped, she should marry her rapist.”

62% of Moroccan men said “a woman should tolerate violence to keep the family together”, and 38% agreed “there are times when a woman deserves to be beaten”. Shockingly, 20% of Moroccan women agreed with this.

The report collected anecdotes and accounts from men and women across the four countries surveyed, including many accounts of domestic violence….

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Parents whip Muslim girl for dressing and acting ‘too Western’

How likely is it that this family will assimilate and adopt Western values? And note that this is an “unfortunately ordinary story.”

“Moroccan girl, 14, ‘whipped by parents,’” ANSA, April 5, 2017 (thanks to Insubria):

(ANSA) – Milan, April 5 – A Milan children’s court on Wednesday temporarily removed a 14-year-old Moroccan girl from her family which had whipped her because she dressed and acted “too Western”….

Her mother, father and brother are under investigation for mistreatment. “It’s an unfortunately ordinary story, like many we see, where there is a cultural factor, and a conflict between a girl born in Italy who wants to live like her friends and a traditionalist family that tries to impose her upbringing with physical and above all moral violence,” the court’s prosecutor, Ciro Cascone, told ANSA. “The religious factor is just an aspect of the cultural one,” he said.

The local mayor said “unfortunately it’s not the first or last case of this kind, among girls who want to Westernise themselves”.

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